Simplicity is smart
By Barbara Bickham profile image Barbara Bickham
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Simplicity is smart

I do more with less. I cut back on my commitments. I shorten my to-do list. I keep only those items that closely align with my goals and priorities. I consume less. I pause to think before making purchases. I grow and make things instead of buying them. I recycle

I do more with less.

I cut back on my commitments. I shorten my to-do list. I keep only those items that closely align with my goals and priorities.

I consume less. I pause to think before making purchases. I grow and make things instead of buying them. I recycle as much as possible.

I monitor my media consumption. I take a break from news and politics when I am feeling overwhelmed. I search for stories with positive messages about community and generosity.

I act promptly instead of procrastinating. If I am unsure where to begin, I break big projects down into smaller steps. I accomplish more with less stress and wasted time.

I clear away clutter. I give away items I seldom use or store them out of sight. I take notes online and use automatic billing to cut down on paper. Tidying up my home and office helps me to think clearly and increase my productivity.

I focus on one task at a time. I slow down and remember the purpose behind my activities.

I walk and bike more. I leave my car behind as much as possible when commuting to work or running errands.

I enjoy free fun. I find joy in small pleasures. I browse online for outdoor concerts and educational courses. I visit my local library and parks. I read books and play board games.

Today, I celebrate simple living. I am content with what I have.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. Why are relationships and experiences more important than possessions?
  2. What is one relaxing and inexpensive vacation idea that I want to try?
  3. How can I avoid unnecessary drama at home and work?
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